02 janvier 2016

MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: The James E. Sowell Collection, Part III, Chinese porcelain

Over a period of twenty years James Sowell slowly assembled the best collection of Chinese porcelain birds, animals and figures in the country. Not only comprehensive, the Sowell Collection features jewels of top quality in each category it encompasses, from important, large pairs of majestic birds, courtiers and exotic animals to charming and colorful figures of laughing boys and courting couples. The collection resided happily in the Sowells’ Dallas home surrounded by classic English furniture... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2015

A pair of quadrangular armorial vases, 19th century, possibly Samson

Lot 23. A pair of quadrangular armorial vases, 19th century, possibly Samson. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each with a celadon-glazed body molded as bamboo and set with rectangular panels of Chinese garden scenes alternating with coats-of-arms beneath the motto 'AD ASTRA' - 16 in. (41 cm.) high Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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